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Turkey needs voices in favor of peace politics

15 Feb

Turkey is not officially at war, but rather says it is engaged in a “military operation” in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin. But there must have been a political space for arguments in favor of peace or for a peaceful solution. Alas, we do not seem to have any space for such dissent in Turkey. This is the case primarily because of the political understanding of the ruling party, which views any argument against a military solution as tantamount to “treason.” But that is only one reason among many.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/opinion/nuray-mert/turkey-needs-voices-in-favor-of-peace-politics-126423

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Posted by on February 15, 2018 in Middle East

 

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